Miranda Lambert hails from Texas. Recently, her Lone Star roots have been showing the music she’s been releasing. For instance, she teamed up with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram to cut The Marfa Tapes in Texas. Then, she released “They’ve Closed Down the Honky Tonks” lamenting empty dancehalls. Most recently, she released her new single “If I Was a Cowboy.” The timing on that one was priceless.
In her latest single, Miranda Lambert sings about all of the things she would do if she were a cowboy as if they’d never be possible otherwise. She’s not quite a cowboy, but Miranda has proved that she can do anything she puts her mind to. That determination and drive are part of what made her cowgirl royalty as of this week. She’s now officially a member of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
Miranda Lambert joined the elite club on Tuesday, October 26. Her name now sits beside dozens of cowgirls including fellow country music icon Reba McEntire. Reba, who grew up on the rodeo circuit and embodies the values of the lifestyle, entered the NCHoF in 2017,
The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in 1975. It honors and celebrates women of the past and present who embody the values that helped shape the west – courage, resilience, and independence. Furthermore, the institution fosters an appreciation of the spirit of self-reliance among its members in hopes of inspiring women across the country. Miranda Lambert undoubtedly fits that bill on several levels. Her independent spirit shines like a beacon through her music. At the same time, she serves as an inspiration for countless young women much like Reba and other inductees before her.
Miranda Lambert Accepts Her National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honor
Luckily, someone at the induction event captured Miranda Lambert’s acceptance speech in a video. Check it out below.
The emotion is evident in Miranda Lambert’s voice as she speaks about her latest award. With a shaking voice, she talks about what being a cowgirl means to her. “I realized that it’s a mentality,” she said. “It’s work ethic and character and drive and heart. It’s women who lift up other women.”
After a brief cut, we hear Miranda Lambert talk about what is most important, to her, about being inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. “The biggest thing for me is that the common theme here today is women celebrating women. That’s the most beautiful thing I could ever ask for,” she said as her voice broke with emotion. Then, in the blink of an eye, Miranda composed herself. She capped off her speech by saying, “Thank you for letting me in your club, girls. I love it!”